Chicago has always been my home - so much so that I tattooed the skyline around my ankle.
Now, I'm going to run it.
26.2 miles of it, at least.
The 2019 Chicago Marathon is going to be my FIRST marathon and I could not be more excited, especially because I'll be running on behalf of Open Heart Magic. When my brother was born, he needed open heart surgery due to a congenital heart defect and I'm forever grateful for the hospital staff that supported my family in the recovery time. When it came time to pick a charity to run with, I knew I wanted to run this race for my brother and this particular charity really stole my heart.
OPEN HEART MAGIC wrote -
EVENT DATE: OCT 13, 2019
DEADLINE TO GIVE: OCT 31, 2019
YOU can help sick kids get their magic back!
Hold up… does running 26.2 miles really help kids in the hospital?
You bet your sweet shoelaces! The funds raised by the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team will help us recruit and train more Volunteer Hospital Magicians and purchase the supplies our volunteers need, including the ones given to each young patient as they learn to perform a trick of their very own. Your fundraising will bring magic and smiles to thousands of children and their families, right when and where they need it the most.